|Occurred : 4/29/2007 15:30 (Entered as : 04/29/07 15:30)
Reported: 4/30/2007 1:14:19 PM 13:14
Location: Cape Coral, FL
|Was this white cylinder with fins a weather balloon?
Traveling back home by car from Key West (towards Miami) my husband and I saw a strange object in the sky ahead of us. We calculated its size to be anything from 15 feet in length, in a horizontal position. It looked cylindrical in shape, with 'fins' at one end. It was a bright white color - perhaps reflecting the sun, against a clear blue sky. We didn't see any lights on it. As we drove further along our route, towards the object, we could see that it seemed to be in a static position approximately 500-1000 ft up, directly above what looked like a radio tower. There was no sound or motion observed at all, and eventually we left it behind - above the 'radio tower'. We could not see any tether, but we are left wondering whether this could have been a simple weather balloon or similar man-made device? If so, others may have reported seeing this same object there in the past. Unfortunately, , being at the end of our holiday trip, we had no film left in the camera to photograph it.
Incidentally, we are both senior citizens, in good health both physically and mentally, and our backgrounds include the arts, sales/business, and health care/medicine. We are both still gainfully employed. We always try to keep an open mind about most things, and are particularly interested in health, nutrition, and holistic medicine.